The feds ruled today that the nip slip & the teat seen around the world won’t cost CBS a dime.
A federal appeals court today (July 21) threw out a $550,000 indecency fine against CBS Corp. for the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that ended with Janet Jackson’s breast-baring “wardrobe malfunction.”
“Like any agency, the FCC may change its policies without judicial second-guessing,” the court said. “But it cannot change a well-established course of action without supplying notice of and a reasoned explanation for its policy departure.”
Exposed for a 9/16 of a second and the FCC’s going rate of $977,777.78 per-second rate, that was shaping up to be an expensive areola for the network.